We are proud to have been shortlisted for not one but two York Press Business Awards including ‘Family business of the Year’ and ‘Large Business of the Year’, an excellent result for us on the back of a very successful year.
The ‘Family business of the Year’ category is perfect for our three-generation family businesses. In total, 11 members of the Richardson family have roles within Johnsons, including Chairman John Richardson, Group Managing Director Graham Richardson, Directors Iain and Andrew Richardson, receptionist Tracey Richardson, accounts assistant Janice Richardson and grandchildren Luke, Robert, Eleanor, Paul and Shaun Richardson.
John’s eldest grandson Luke Richardson took over the cash & carry side of the business in summer 2018 which has resulted in a 32% rise in revenue and a 29% increase in product offering, which has resulted in an additional 134,311 plants being sold.
Robert Richardson is currently taking over production operations and will have responsibility for growing more than three million shrubs and trees annually with a seasonal team of up to 90.
John’s granddaughter Eleanor Richardson is Johnsons’ first full-time member of staff for marketing and has been instrumental in raising the company’s profile via traditional and modern-day marketing methods along with the management of the website, social media platforms and PR.
The second category we have been shortlisted for celebrates ‘York’s Large Business of the Year’ with achievements this year including attracting more than 400 new customers, a £1.37m increase in sales on the previous year (October – March), investments including a £70,000 potting line and numerous prestigious projects we have supplied including the luxurious Grantley Hall hotel, the new Event Complex, Aberdeen, the Dakota Hotel, Manchester, luxurious holiday lodges by Darwin Escapes and the Windermere Jetty boat museum.
We hope our successes this year are recognised with an award but wish all of those who were shortlisted the best of luck; we look forward to attending the awards ceremony in November.
Posted 25th Sep 12:49pm